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Erdoğan points to gradually devastation of Syria's Idlib just like Halep

Turkish President said in Tuesday remarks that a de-escalation zone in 's embattled Idlib region is slowly disappearing and is currently nothing more than a name.

's Idlib is gradually being devastated, just like Aleppo city of war-torn Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in his televised comments on Tuesday as speaking of the latest developments in the conflict-ravaged neighboring country.

is not closing its doors to refugees, but wants to help establishment of safe zone in Syria, Turkish leader stressed during a press conference with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis at the Beştepe presidential complex in the capital Ankara.

Erdoğan also said that it was not possible to stay silent ono military attacks on Idlib town, and adding that he would continue to make necessary contacts with all parties in the region.

Idlib, in Syria's northwest corner, is the only big chunk of the country still in rebel hands after over eight years of war. A truce in early August collapsed three days in, after which the Russian-backed Syrian army pressed an offensive and gained ground against rebel forces, some of whom are backed by Turkey.

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